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Causeway construction snarls Belle Isle traffic

The on-again, off-again construction on the Venetian Causeway returned Thursday afternoon, when Miami Beach Public Works employees closed the westbound lane across the bridge between Purdy Avenue and Island Way on Belle Isle. The result, for several hours, was a backup of cars and buses as flagman directed traffic. It’s part of a repair project on the arch beams, deck slabs and piers on the 12 causeway bridges.

Once completed, the work will eliminate the weight restrictions cars and trucks on the causeway. Construction began last April and is supposed to continue through October.

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